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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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This Is our Imperial Stout that we age in conditioning tanks with oak staves. This adds a classic character of old world aging with out the Bourbon tones. This black ale is about 12% alc. and very rich in roasted and chocolate malt tones. Velvety smooth and able to be aged for years.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (566) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pours dark black with no head except for a fee clouds. Aroma is chocolate and roast. The taste is coffee, chocolate, roast, and a mild hop bite. Well rounded imp stout.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3433) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle thanks to CarolinaKevin! Pours inky black, small secondary tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, some lacing. Aroma is very roasty, molasses, some ash. Flavor is light sweet, medium plus bitter, roasty, chocolate, a bit of smoky ash, tobacco, some oak. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty solid. ABV well hidden. Lots of long lingering bitterness, with a touch of anise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14085) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
Bomber. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Bourbon, licorice, vanilla and coffee. Roasted, smooth and dry. Full bodied. Long lasting finish. Great!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
outlawskies (428) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie likes black and oily. Nice and roasty malty it's nice we both like. A bit of hops tho Julie gives 4 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (370) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Poured from bottle into reservoir tip glass. Pours thick black with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and sweetness. Taste is lots of cocoa and burned malts, a decent amount of sweetness, and a bit of bitterness from the roasted malts and hops on the back end. Very smooth. Full body, heavy beer, really good imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2385) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Great imply stout. Pours black with a brown creamy head. Aroma of heavy cocoa, malt, toast, oak, and coffee. Taste is moderately sweet with some toasty bitterint. Finishes light in hops with smooth sweet malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3654) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, bourbon, and some dark fruit. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1019) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle pours black with tan head. Ara is intense chocolate and roast. Taste is big bodied and bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11617) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle shared in London during the CBC Clerkenwell 2nd birthday celebration. This version is 12.5%, incidentally. Pours dark black-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has strong toasty bread, light pine. Medium to big sweet flavor with light earth, toasted bread, aged chocolate. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with dry chocolate and mild bitter earth. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2052) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
I was lucky enough to enjoy a bit of this on draft at the Iron Abbey in Horsham. This is one big, strong and bold stout! The pour was jet-black with a very dark brown head that left a huge amount of lacing around the glass. The nose was very strong, with notes of hops, rubbing alcohol, cocoa and dark fruit. The flavors are very strong as well, with a semi-sweet tone but very balanced with a generous amount of hops. I tasted quite a bit of alcohol, chocolate, a hint of vanilla, dry hops and a touch of cream. Excellent impy stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2197) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
22oz bomber from The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore PA. Pours a thick black color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma roasted malt, sweet chocolate, and ash. Taste of burnt malts, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, ash, and caramel.


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